My beret, born out of necessity (we got snow and ice last night!) is near completion, and mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the cardigan.
|Perhaps I am a bit naïve, but I have it in my mind that I can get this cardigan started, knit, and ready for my baby by his birthday on December 26th. Can it happen? I am gonna try my darndest. Especially since this will be my first zipper installation – any tips on where I should buy the zipper? do you know a good tutorial for installation?|
Just to prove my resolve in getting this knit done, I swifted and wound some of the handpainted yarn last night. I think it looks like caramel…
I have many other knits that I could work on… The camisole is lingering on the needles, as well as two pairs of socks that need mates. (Bad Socktoberfest mistress…) and then there is this sash for Mimi that I started awhile back, and still have not really spent any time on it.
See? Novelty yarn is good for something! Funny how the simplest and easiest thing (straight garter stitch on size 11s) got pushed back in the queue… but, hey, she lives in Hawaii and can wear this anytime. It will get to you one day, sis!
Poor Hourglass has received very little showtime round these parts – I knit a few rounds the other day, and am getting closer to the bust increases, but then she went back into the bag, as I finished up on Klaralund.
I was knitting this together with my girl friend, Becca, but we both got side tracked with grad school stuff – maybe the Hourglass return will take place in 2006. I do love it, I just love other things more now. You know the feeling…
New Mexico girl, Scout, had a fun challenge on her blog this week: show your knitting space! I decided to take her up – and you can too!
When school is particularly busy and the reading is long, I try to pull off the reading and knitting trick while sitting on my bed. Depending on the level of concentration needed for the book (or for the knitting) this may or may not work:
It just so happens that I was working on the stockinette on my beret and reading a book (for next week’s big paper). Socks were 4 pairs for $10 at Old Navy. I have a weakness for socks – handknit or otherwise.
My other knitting spot was usurped by a black puppy (Bella) and an orange kitty (Rusty). They aren’t really supposed to be up there… but it was so cute, I could not be mean mommy.
Show Scout where you create your lovely knits!
|Knitted toys are so hot right now. I had to get in on the craze. I bought Jess Hutchinson’s self-published toy book yesterday. (BTW: how cool is that? way to go Jess on publishing your own book!)
I see these little toys as the perfect way to stash bust, and to create fun and whimsical little friends for yourself and as gifts. I have my eyes on the robot doll
Speaking of whimsical knit toys and FUN, tomorrow is my Vickie Howell interview! I hope you are as excited about it as I am! Wanna know what Vickie is knitting now? what her knitting/crafting philosophies are? Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry to find out…
|PS-Tomorrow (10 December) is the last day to donate to the Earthquake Relief and qualify for some of the donated gifts. This blog was set up by Jessica who worked so hard to get the message out. Please contribute if you are able. I donated through Oxfam International, however, there are several other groups taking donations. See the blog for more information.|